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New test solution utilizes cloud computing technology

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 12:18pm

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TOKYO, Japan, June 5, 2012 - Advantest Corporation today announced that it will launch a new test solution, dubbed CloudTestingTM Service (CTS), which utilizes cloud computing technology to offer cutting-edge test technology for semiconductor device R&D and design applications. CTS will be a membership service. Scheduled for roll-out in fall 2012, it will be unveiled at Advantest’s corporate exhibition, ADVANTEST EXPO 2012, to be held on June 6th - 7th in Tokyo.

Over half a century of dynamic growth in the semiconductor industry, Advantest has played a key role in supporting the industry’s rapid technological progress with cutting-edge test solutions. The speed of technological advance shows no signs of slackening, while device manufacturers continue to hone the efficiency of their R&D operations. Advantest’s new CTS is a revolutionary new concept in test, targeted precisely to these customer needs.

Marrying Advantest’s best-in-class test expertise with cloud computing technology, CTS requires customers to provide nothing more than a PC and an internet connection. Test software developed by Advantest (including test applications and evaluation / analysis tools) can then be downloaded from the cloud. A dedicated small-size CloudTestingTM Station terminal, provided to each customer by Advantest, plugs into the customer’s PC to generate an on-demand test environment precisely calibrated to their needs.

Compared to conventional testers, CTS is easily upgradable, while its radically lower cost and smaller footprint make it ideal for R&D and prototyping applications. The service will be initially rolled out with test applications and analysis and display tools for logic IC test, and will be rapidly expanded to cover analog IC and memory IC test.

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